"Uncut" will take viewers behind the scenes of Bellator's next event, which features a delayed Season 8 tournament final between Douglas Lima and Ben Saunders, as well as the opening round of the Season 9 welterweight tourney.
Bellator has been trying out a lot of fun stuff this season, with "Uncut" being just one of the many new creations.
However, the promotion has discontinued one of last season's unique offerings, the controversial "Sweet Submissions" segment.
During "Sweet Submissions," Bellator MMA color commentator Jimmy Smith provides play-by-play as Bellator ring girls Jade Bryce and Mercedes Terrell teach fans how to properly perform MMA techniques such as the rear-naked choke.
All it takes is one viewing of "Sweet Submissions" for fight fans to realize the segment has little to do with Bellator MMA wanting to teach fight fans how to properly sink in submissions, and everything to do about flaunting the lovely physiques of the promotion's ring girls.
If the promotion really wanted to do an instructional segment on submission techniques, they would have hired one of the fighters on their roster to show the fans how it's properly done.
Instead, they opted for ring girls in bikinis to show off the techniques, so it's clear Bellator MMA was trying to play up the "sexy" angle rather than provide useful instructional tips on MMA training.
In essence, this would be like Major League Baseball hiring a Calvin Klein underwear model to show up half-naked and instruct fans how to properly throw a fastball.
Female MMA fighters are fighting hard to get away from the image that they are anything like the lingerie football league, and this segment caused some in the fight community to believe it set their sport back to a time when fight fans thought WMMA was nothing more than a bunch of WWE-style "Divas matches" between women in tight-fitting spandex.
Female fighters want to be taken seriously as serious athletes with real skill and athleticism, and having scantily clad ring girls showing fight fans how to perform submission attempts on national television they felt wasn't a great way to showcase what WMMA is all about.
WMMA fighters are serious athletes, and some of them felt that Bellator MMA's "Sweet Submissions" set the sport back.
Invicta FC atomweight contender Laura Sanko ripped the segment on Twitter, saying it "made her throw up in her mouth."
"Bellator's 'Sweet Submission' segments make me throw up in my mouth. Hot ring girls r great!.. but plz don't have them pretend to demo bjj," Sanko tweeted.
On the other hand, Bryce and Terrell weren't trying to pretend that they were female fighters. It was simply a segment that would be visually appealing to the casual fight fan who would tune in to the Spike TV broadcasts of Bellator MMA events.
Bryce argued that the segment had nothing at all to do with female fighters or WMMA as a whole. Bellator's ring girls were simply celebrating the female athletic build in a positive manner, and the segment helped raise awareness for the sport of MMA. As for Terrell, she had no official comment on the matter.
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